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PIETTA Pietta Model 1851 Confederate Navy .44 Caliber Revolver

Patterned after the original made with a brass frame to conserve the South’s limited supplies of steel. Although designated as a Navy pistol, it saw heavy use among Army officers who favored .44-caliber firepower. It features a blued octagonal barrel; plain blued cylinder; tough, attractive walnut grips; and brass trigger guard. Reloads quickly with a spare cylinder (sold separately).  Barrel length: 7-1/2". Overall length: 13-1/4". Weight: 2 lbs., 9 oz.
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how long can i keep my 1851 loaded

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I am experimenting with black mz load.. In the house 3 weeks.. I will post results.. Black MZ should allow more time loaded... The stuff is very moisture resistant...
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Is this considered a "relic"?

Is this handgun considered a relic firearm? Does this firearm require an ATF collectors license to obtain?
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The Pietta Model 1851 Confederate Navy .44 Caliber Revolvers, Item # IK-210086, are classified as "Antique/Black Powder" firearms. Please consult local law
enforcement for limitations and requirements that be applicable in your area.
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I have a 1851 Pietta 36 cal. navy revolver with steal frame. What do i need to put larger grips on? I was told the 1860-61 grips are larger in size.

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At this time Cabela's does not offer different grips or any hardware needed to put different grips on the Pietta Model 1851 Confederate Navy .44 Caliber Revolver, item number IK-210086.
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These are Antique Reproductions'! any Modification May Damage The Gun! The Grips' that Come Stock with this Gun are intended to Stay on the Gun, Why Modify?
Remember! These Reproductions' were made for the
Match of the original Guns' Used Back in that Date!
The People who fired these Guns' were Smaller People than today's People, So they had Smaller Hands'!
Also Any modification May Cause Problems'!. db.
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Can this gun be shot using Pyrodex® .44/.45 Caliber 30-Grain Pellets sold by Cabelas?

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Pyrodex® .44/.45 Caliber 30-Grain Pellets Item # IK-213724 can be used in any .44 or .45 black powder pistol which can handle 30 grain loads. Please check the owners manual to verify the max load the pistol can handle. Do not use rifle pellets in a revolver. Maximum load: 25 grains FFFg black powder or equivalent, For best accuracy, the manufacturer recommends loads of 20-25 grains of FFFg blackpowder in the Pietta Model 1851 Confederate Navy .44 Caliber Revolver - Free Starter Kit Included For a Limited Time, item # IK-210086.
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While Pyrodex P performs well in revolvers, the pellets are pretty pricey if you plan on doing any amount of shooting. Better to Use either Real Black Powder, or Pyrodex P and a powder measure. 25-27 grains of 3F BP or Pyrodex P should give you optimum accuracy.
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Initial cleaning?

1.) Other than wiping away the factory grease, is it recommended that the pistol be cleaned before it is shot for the first time? If so, to what extent?

2.) Also, I noticed that sometimes it is difficult to get the pistol to lock in the full-cocked position. I pull the hammer to the rear but it then goes to half-cocked when release. I have to pull hard when this happens to get it to stay cocked. This does not happen every time. The pistol has not yet been fired.
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The Pietta Model 1851 Confederate Navy .44 Caliber Revolver – Free Starter Kit Included For a Limited Time, item # IK-210086, should be taken apart and completely cleaned prior to the first use. It should also be fully lubed as specified prior to re-assembly to make certain that there is no remaining shipping residue. Failure to take these steps might be the reason for the gun's cocking problem. If the problem persists, it may be necessary to have it checked out by a local gunsmith or returned for a refund or exchange.
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Personally, I completely disassemble, clean and inspect EVERY firearm I buy prior to a trip to the range. Pietta has precision equipment to fabricate all their gunparts, but the assemblers may not always be of the same precision.

Disassemble down to a pile of individual parts, noting the size and placement of all of the screws. and wipe off the packing oil, then reassemble. For the first time out, the only part I lubricate is the cylinder arbor, and the threads on each nipple to allow for easier removal after firing.

Machine crud/metal chips or rough surfaces may make it hard to cock the hammer in your case. After disassembly, inspect for burrs and rough edges on all parts, especially the hand (part attached to the hammer that engages the rear of the cylinder).

A fine touch up with 600 grit wet/dry emery paper may be needed to remove burrs and rough edges; otherwise, running it dry/without any lube will help wear in and smooth rough parts.
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is there a way i can convert this to cartredges or regular .44 bulets?

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Yes, look for a Conversion Cylinder. They usually cost more then the gun so I don't think they are worth it. You will be able to shoot .45 LC cowbow loads. Personally I don't think it is worth the expense.
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No. The brass frame will not support stress of regular 44 bullet. You need a 44 caliber revolver that has a all metal frame.
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What size cast bullet?

Many .44 black powder revolvers use .456 cast bullets - will that also work in this revolver?
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Recommended Lead ball diameter for the Pietta Model 1851 Confederate Navy .44 Caliber Revolver, item # IK-210086 is .451 inch.
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The .456 and .457 cast bullets you refer to are most generally used for the black powder cartridge based .45 Long Colt round and are of a harder lead alloy than those for cylinder loaded .44 black powder revolvers.
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Do you have to cover each ball in the cylinder with bore butter before shooting?

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When reloading the cylinder on the Pietta Model 1851 Confederate Navy .44 Caliber Revolver, item # IK-210086, it is necessary to seal every chamber with bore butter before shooting to guard against ignition of any of the chambers from sparks that might be released when firing the gun. This is a very important safety issue.
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Long ago when I first began shooting Cap and Ball revolvers, everyone claimed that it was necessary to cover the seated balls in the chambers with grease to prevent chainfires. Crisco was the grease of choice at the time. Consider that if the ball you seat is tight enough to shave off a ring of lead as you seat it, there will be no lead-to-chamber wall gap that would allow a spark to set off an adjacent chamber.

Since then it has been suggested that loose fitting caps on a nipple allow flashover from nipple to nipple, causing the chainfire. Whenever you hear a shooter telling about how its' necessary for them to pinch a loose (too big) cap to prevent it from falling off, they're a prime candidate for flashover/chainfires.

Bore Butter is better suited for use as a patch lube for shooting patched round balls in a muzzle loading rifle.

A better solution is to use lubed felt wads between powder and ball. If you plan to be out on a warm day carrying your revolver loaded, consider first warming up the felt wads and pressing them between paper towels to remove excess lube that could otherwise work into the powder load when compressed.

I use either the felt wads, or more often a square of toilet paper that has been folded up around a tiny dab of beef tallow + beeswax ball lube mixture. I pack it over the powder with the ball ram, and then seat the ball.

It doesn't take much lube to be effective, and using too much of it will lead to quicker fouling build-up.
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can this BP revolver be converted to use the 209 primer

I would like to convert to 209 primers because the # 10 caps are as scarce as Hens teeth.
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Cabelas at this time does not offer a 209 conversion kit for the Pietta Model 1851 Confederate Navy .44 Caliber Revolver, Item # Ik-210086.
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It would be an impractical conversion, and I believe there is not enough room on the revolver to do it safely. If you can't find any #10 caps, buy #11s. When you find them, buy a thousand, it will take a very long time to go through them.
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Can you shoot round silver .454 balls with this?

Can you shoot .454 round balls made of silver with this pistol?
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The Pietta Model 1851 Confederate Navy .44 Caliber Revolver, Item #IK-210086, is designed only to use lead rounds. Please view instruction manual for more information.
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I would not recommend trying it as silver is a much harder metal than the soft lead they use for revolver round balls or "conicals". Using silver could damage the cylinder and possibly void the warranty.
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Can any size cartridge shell be chambered in the cylinder of your model 1851 navy 44 caliber or can a modification kit be purchased for this gun?

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The Pietta Model 1851 Confederate Navy .44 Caliber Revolver we sell uses the .451 lead ball. We do not sell the conversion kits to modify it for cartridge use.
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I believe it is Black Powder only. I have used the 30 grain Pyrodex pellets in mine for faster loading with excellent results and perfect firing reliability with a #10 percussion cap. No shells are made to fit this gun that I know of.
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Dont even try it, cartridge conversion kits are only meant for steel framed guns. If u shoot a cartidge out of this gun you could severely damage u and the gun.
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Is a pistol permit required to purchase this in NY? (not NYC)

As the question says, I'm just wondering if a pistol permit is required to purchase this in New York (not in NYC), if it's intended for display. Also, is this an FFL item, or not?

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no ffl needed for black powder pistol
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There are no permits needed to own the Pietta Model 1851 Confederate Navy .44 Caliber Revolver in your state. Since it is a black powder firearm, it does not need to go through an FFL dealer, we can ship it right to your house.
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You don't need to go through a FFL dealer to buy or own the gun. However once you have all the items to fire the gun, balls, powder, caps, patches etc. you need to put it on a NYS pistol permit. You can have every item except one and the gun is legal. It's possible this has changed but this was the law that was in place a few years ago. Go to the NYS gun laws web site and there you will find all the current laws on the books.
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Engraving

There is no image for the engraved model. Is this a standard engraving or personalized? Any chance of a better picture.
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The Pietta Model 1851 Confederate Navy .44 Caliber Revolver, item # IK-210086, does not have engraving. The Pietta Model 1851 Navy Engraved Nickel/Gold .44 Caliber Revolver, Item # IK-213009, has an engraved naval battle scene. It does not allow for personal engraving.
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Engraving is done at the factory in Italy, and is representative of the presentation engraving style that would have been done at the original Colt Factory.

It is not customizable to your preferences/initials/etc.
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Please look At Page #8 of Cabela's summer 2013 Mag'
SHOOTING ! Your answere is there!. db.
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how long can i keep my 1858 loaded before shooting it

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We do recommend that the Pietta Model 1851 Confederate Navy .44 Caliber Revolver, item number IK-210086, never be stored while loaded. The powder can and will absorb moisture in the air causing issues with rust and hang/failures to fire.
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As long as the powder is kept dry, and free from ball lube, grease or oil contamination, it could be kept loaded indefinitely. Black Powder arms and cannon projectiles left from the Civil war or earlier, have been discovered loaded, and the powder was still viable.

The main disadvantage to keeping a black powder firearm loaded is the possibility of corrosion forming due to moisture getting into the powder.

A tight-fitting ball, and either shellac, nail polish or even properly applied beeswax at the cap/nipple junction is mandatory to seal it all up.

Unless you can ensure a long-loaded black powder arm has dry powder within, I'd not rely on it for defensive purposes, due possibility of misfire.
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I have kept my 1851 loaded for 2 months at a time and no corrosion and it still fired great. with curious children around I would advise you to be careful about where you store it.
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Can the grips be easily removed and replaced?

I am currently deployed and my troop is interested in purchasing this pistol and have the grips engraved with our troop symbol. We are wanting to purchase at least 20 pistols and then get grips engraved to replace the stock grips. How easy is it to replace the stock grips with our engraved ones?
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The Pietta Model 1851 Confederate Navy .44 Caliber Revolver (210086) has grips that are removed simply by removing a screw.
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I would say that as long as the grips you are using are designed for that particular model, then you should have no major difficulty except perhaps a little bit of light sanding for a perfect fit.
Good luck to you.
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one screw that is bolted through the grip, very easily removed
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Colt design revolvers such as this one utilize a single block of wood, shaped into a grip. The block is grip shaped & channels or grooves are cut for the backstrap & trigger guard strap to fit into. Unless you are a proficient woodworker, making different grips for your quantity of revolvers will require a lot of work for yourself or a grip maker & due to individual variations among Colt revolver models, the job is pretty much (expensive) hand fit/custom work.

The most time and money feasible method would be to get your revolvers on hand, and remove the grips, which could be then be sent out for laser engraving, or, even better, consider inlaying a medallion with your symbol/unit name or any other design or inscription you would want.

Brass or German silver medallions are distinctive looking, more authentic to presentation guns of the era & more durable than anything engraved into wood. Keep in mind that each grip should have the serial # written inside it, since they are usually hand fit to the particular gun. Medallions could be round or oval or rectangular and either fashioned from sheet metal, or if you know a good trustworthy local craftsman who makes jewelery or small items, cast from brass.

Sounds like a fun project & everyone could be involved in giving their individual grips a hand-rubbed Linseed or Tung oil finish once a medallion is inletted flush to the wood surface.

Consider, maybe an inletted rectangular piece on one side with your name & rank, & the unit symbol on the other side. The design possibilities are endless.
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Do cap and ball revolvers require a background check or waiting period when purchasing in the State of Oregon?

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Cabela’s makes no representations or provides no legal advice that any item is legal to purchase or possess in your location. Please check with your local authorities to confirm legality in your area.
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No they do not, they are not considered firearms by the BATF. You can have them sent directly to your home.
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they should be like any other black powder purchase, and it is a replica so I doubt it.
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No,thank God,,
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Took grip frame screw out, whats next?

OK I took the grip screw in the bottom of the grip frame out and the grip frame separated slightly but the grips are still very solidly in the frame and will not budge.
I don't want to mar them up so how do I get them out of the gun?
Does the grip frame separate any further than about a quarter to half inch?
Thank you!
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Colt Grips are a single block grip, with a channel fore and aft that the the backstrap & triggerguard strap flush-fit into.

I'm guessing that you removed the bottom screw that secures the backstrap to the triggerguard strap. It's a good start, but you will need to remove 3 more screws from the triggerguard assembly, plus 2 that secure the backstrap to the frame. Keep in mind that the hammer spring is secured to the triggerguard spring, and provides tension that you will need to overcome while reassembling.

You may even want to remove the hammer pivot screw to alleviate that hammer spring tension, but keep in mind that you need to maintain a little pressure on the hammer in order to make the screw removal easier.

Everyone has their own routine for reassembly, and eventually you will develop your own in order to overcome aligning everything while overcoming the hammer spring tension.

The exploded diagram in the Pietta manual for the 1851 Navy, will give you a little more insight as to part placement.
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You must also remove the two screws just above the griips. (same size screws as the one you took out).
The grips and brass strap will easily be removed, just by pulling.
You must remove the strap and grips together.
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Thanks for the two answers below, they were a big help after reading the below answer to someone else asking about removing the grips.

"The Pietta Model 1851 Confederate Navy .44 Caliber Revolver (210086) has grips that are removed simply by removing a screw.
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There is Pressure on the grips caused by the spring!
So If You are Ready to be able to compress the spring
in order to Replace the grips', Place a thin Blade on both sides' of the Grips' and seperate! "But" I do not advise this! It would be better to hire a Gunsmith to do this work! and He would be responsable for the outcome!
I DO NOT ADVISE A NOVISE TO WORK ON ANY GUN!
This Model Is Brass! and it is Soft Metal! You can Ruin
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Shooting blanks

I just recently purchesed this gun and was wondering what the max grains I could use if I shot just blanks. e.i. No round balls loaded, just the powder. Could I even do this with the 1851 navy? I plan on purchesing the balls in the near future, for range shooting, but I also am thinking of doing some civil war reanactments. Any help would be great.
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sound like a chamber fire to me check with your local gunsmith
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Sure,you can put 15 grains of tripple 7 in the cylinder and top it off with cream of wheat and a wonder wad. That Does NOT mean you can ever actually aim at anyone closer than 30 yards away.
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I DO NOT SUGGEST SHOOTING BLANKS' !
The Powder will Burn Pits' into Your Barrel !
Ruin Your Cylinder & Barrel! Call Cabela's Customer
service!. db.
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when I was reenacting, I used 20 grains and a revolover wad over each chamber for blanks.
Remember, if you load too much powder, you run the risk of chain fire. Also you might want to lube up the chambers with crisco to be safe.
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Are the frames the same size in 36 or 44 caliber ?

I am wondering if I could change the barrel and cylinder of a 36 caliber with a 44 caliber ? This way I only have one frame that uses both calibers. Anyone, is this possible ? Or are the frames different sizes ? Thank you for your time, Johnny
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The Pietta Model 1851 Confederate Navy .44 Caliber Revolver, item # IK-210086, is singificantly different than the same revolver in .36. The 2 calibers are do not have interchangeable parts.
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The chamber has to match the size of the barrel too... so no this will not work.
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NO!!!! The Cylinder of the 36 cal is to Small for the frame of the 44! I suggest that You Use what You Have!
Learn To Be a Gunsmith! Calibrate the Cylinders' and
You will see! Don't play with Dynomite!!. We all Wan't
You to stay Around! Your Shooting Friend! db.
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no, the 44 cal has a rebated cylinder and the 36 does not. If you want to shoot 36 and 44, buy two guns.
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What is the easiest way to get the pin out for takedown?

I watched videos on youtube and they just punched it out. I was banging it with a mallet and then the back end of a screwdriver but it would not budge. I was afraid I would break the gun.
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The Pietta Model 1851 Confederate Navy .44 Caliber Revolver, Item: IK-210086, will be difficult to take apart the first few times. Use a non marring non metalic punch to assist in the take down.
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I hold the gun firmly in both hands place both thumbs on the pin and press till the little clip gives then just pull it out from the left side
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take screw out. and use blunt tool to push out pin.gun is made very good and tight.
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I use a small hard rubber hammer-mallet. Works perfectly.
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